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Burns Exhibits

Six Degrees of Separation: Interconnected Archival Collections at the John J. Burns Library

Exhibit at the John J. Burns Library, Ford Tower, Boston College, April 01 - May 17, 2013

Exhibit Poster

In historical Boston, it seems like everybody knew everybody else, and even six degrees of separation is more than you need to connect any two figures. This exhibit examines the many interconnections in the Boston-related archival collections made newly available to researchers in the past year as part of a Burns Library processing project. Come by and see what connects charming con artist "Handsome Jack" Hapgood to John F. Kennedy, or Boston Public Library head Philip J. McNiff, flamboyant local restaurant owner Bette Arnold, and Queen Elizabeth II!

About the Gallery

You can view the archive listing here.